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These Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups aka buffalo chicken bombs, are the perfect mix of crispy, spicy, and cheesy, making them the ideal bite-sized snack or appetizer!

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Looking for an easy and delicious bite-sized appetizer? Look no further than Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups!

Perfect Bite-Sized Appetizers

Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups are perfect handheld appetizers for game day, Super Bowl, or any party!

These easy appetizers are packed full of flavor. The buffalo chicken and cream cheese add a creamy richness that takes these crispy wontons to the next level. They are the perfect bite-sized snack for kids and adults alike.

This is one of my favorite appetizers to make because they are so easy, and I love how versatile they are.

buffalo chicken wonton cups in a wooden serving tray.

These little cups are filled with spicy buffalo chicken and topped with cheese and green onions. But, you can make them as spicy or mild as you like.

I often rotisserie chicken to save time, but you could easily cook up some chicken breasts (they’re ideal to use for meal prep).

The best part about these wonton appetizers is that they can be made ahead of time. Simply assemble the cups and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them. Then, pop them in the oven and you’re good to go!

top view photo of buffalo chicken wonton cups placed in a wooden serving tray and white serving plate.

Love wonton cup recipes? Try our other wonton recipes like Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups and Taco Wonton Cups.

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Wonton Cups

  • Wonton wrappers
  • Olive oil spray

Buffalo Chicken Filling

  • Shredded chicken – use a rotisserie chicken for ease
  • Green onions (scallions) – green parts only
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – shred your own
  • Buffalo sauce – I like Trader Joe’s Buffalo Sauce
  • Cream cheese
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Dry ranch seasoning – see recipe for a DIY recipe

Ingredient Notes

  • You can find the wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section or next to the tofu. Or, just order them from Walmart’s online grocery pickup as I do.
ingredients for making Buffalo chicken wonton cups which consists of wonton wrappers, buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, shredded chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, ranch seasoning, and cream cheese.

Equipment Used for making Buffalo Chicken Bombs

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups

RECIPE NOTES: I recommend using a shot glass or a similarly sized glass. This will help your wrappers align with the sides of the muffin cup wells. The wrappers will shrink slightly during baking, but this will ensure there is a wide area for the popper filling in wonton cups.

Making Wonton Cups

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Prepare the Muffin Pan. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray. This will help the muffins not stick to the pan. Also, spray the bottom 1/2 of a small glass with cooking oil to prevent it from sticking to the wonton cups.

muffin pans with wonton wrappers and being shaped by a shot glass.

Shaping the Cups. Lightly spritz the wonton wrapper with olive oil spray. Place the sprayed side evenly over the muffin cup and press inside.

Use the shot glass or glass cup to form the wonton wrapper to the muffin well sides. Do this with all of the wonton wrappers.

wonton cups in a muffin pan.

Bake the Cups. Bake the wontons for 10 minutes, until the cups are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the oven to fill with the filling. Leave the oven on because you will be baking them once they are filled.

oven baked wonton cups in a muffin pan.

Making the Buffalo Chicken Filling

Mix the Ingredients. While the wontons are baking, prepare your buffalo chicken filling. Reserve 2 tablespoons of green onions (scallions) and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese for later.

Mix together shredded chicken, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, and dry ranch dressing in a medium bowl.

ingredients for the wonton filling all placed in a clear bowl.

Fill the Cups. Use a small spoon to put about 1 rounded tablespoon of the buffalo chicken mixture into the baked wonton cups. Sprinkle the reserved cheddar cheese on top of the filling.

Bake the Buffalo Chicken Cups. Bake the wontons at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes, until the edges of the wonton are golden brown and the cheese topping has melted. Top with reserved green onion before serving.

a muffin pan with baked buffalo chicken wonton cups.

Make Buffalo Chicken Wontons in Air Fryer

To air fry these wontons, use glass custard cups for the wonton wrappers instead of a muffin pan. Bake at 325ºF, following the instructions above.

Recipe Variations

Buffalo chicken bombs are so versatile that you can easily customize them your own. Here are a few ideas:

  • Omit the blue cheese and use more cheddar cheese instead.
  • Use Trader Joe’s buffalo chicken dip instead of the buffalo chicken filling.
  • Add a diced jalapeno to the buffalo chicken filling for an extra kick.
  • Swap out the dry ranch seasoning for taco seasoning.
  • Use hot sauce instead of buffalo sauce for an extra spicy kick.
a white serving tray with buffalo chicken bombs.

How to Serve Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups

Serve them with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side. For an extra crunch, top with chopped bacon or crumbled-up potato chips.

These are also best paired with dishes like mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, or a simple salad. You can never go wrong with buffalo chicken bombs!

If you love making tasty appetizers, try our Stuffed Jalapeno PoppersPimiento Cheese Balls, Loaded Tater Tots, and Caprese Skewers.

a wooden serving tray with three pieces of buffalo chicken wonton cups.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. My favorite way to reheat them is in the air fryer at 325ºF for 10 minutes. They will taste just as fresh as when you made them.

You can also reheat them in the oven at 350ºF until warmed through, about 15 minutes.

I don’t recommend reheating them in the microwave because they’ll become soggy.

Can I freeze this?

Yes! These buffalo chicken bombs freeze well for up to three months. Store them in a freezer-safe container or bag.

When you’re ready to eat, thaw them overnight in the fridge and reheat them as directed above.

buffalo chicken wonton cups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can wontons be made in advance?

Yes, you can make them ahead of time. Just assemble the cups and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them.

You can also freeze them before baking. Just be sure to thaw them overnight in the fridge before baking.

What can I use in place of the buffalo sauce?

If you don’t have any buffalo sauce on hand, you can use hot sauce mixed with mayonnaise or BBQ sauce.

But for great substitution, I recommend using Trader Joe’s buffalo chicken dip. It has all the flavor of buffalo chicken sauce.

a wooden serving tray with 2 pieces of buffalo chicken bombs.

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buffalo chicken wonton cups placed in a wooden serving tray.
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Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups

These Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups aka buffalo chicken bombs are the perfect mix of crispy, spicy, and cheesy that is sure to satisfy your cravings!
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Holiday
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Appetizers, chicken recipes, wonton recipes, apppetizer recipes, wonton cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 wontons
Calories 92kcal

Equipment

  • muffin or cupcake pan
  • shot glass or a 2" glass cup
  • medium mixing bowl

Ingredients

Wonton Cups

  • 12 wonton wrappers (find them in the grocery store produce section)
  • olive oil spray

Buffalo Chicken ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 3 green onions (scallions), sliced, green parts only
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce (like Trader Joe's Buffalo Sauce)
  • 3 ounces (3/8 cup) cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • tablespoons dry ranch seasoning (see notes to make your own)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spray muffin pan with cooking oil. Spray the bottom 1/2 of the shot glass (or small glass) with cooking spray.
  • Lightly spritz the wonton wrapper with olive oil spray. Place the sprayed side evenly over the muffin cup and press inside. Use the shot glass to form the wonton wrapper to the muffin well sides. Do this with the rest of the wonton wrappers.
  • Bake the wontons for 10 minutes, until golden and crispy, with little bubbles. Remove baked wonton cups from the oven to fill with filling. Leave the oven on because you will be baking the wontons once they are filled.

Buffalo Chicken filling

  • While the wontons are baking, prepare your filling. Reserve 2 tablespoons of green onions (scallions) and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese and set aside. Mix together shredded chicken, sliced green onions, shredded cheddar, cream cheese, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, and dry ranch dressing, in a medium bowl.
  • Use a small spoon to drop about 1 rounded tablespoon of the buffalo chicken mixture into the baked wonton cups. Sprinkle the reserved cheddar cheese on top of the filling.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes, until the edges of the wonton are golden brown and the cheese topping has melted. Top with reserved green onion before serving.

Air Fryer instructions

  • To make these in an air fryer, use glass custard cups for the wonton wrappers, instead of a muffin pan. Bake at 325ºF, following the instructions above.

Notes

You can find wonton wrappers in the grocery store produce section. Or, make things easy and order them from online grocery pickup like I do!
I recommend using a shot glass or a similar sized glass when making your wonton cups. It helps your wrappers align with the sides of the muffin cup wells. The wrappers shrink slightly during baking, and this ensures there will be a wide area for the jalapeno popper filling in wonton cups. 
Homemade Dry Ranch Dressing Mix: 2 tablespoons Buttermilk Powder (optional), 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried chives, 2 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried dill.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wonton | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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